Bejeweled 3
Is PopCap Being Acquired By EA For Over $1 Billion?
Written Thursday, June 23, 2011 By Richard Walker
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PopCap, the geniuses behind Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies, Bejeweled and Zuma, may be getting picked up for a staggering $1 billion, according to rumours flying around the web today. It's thought that EA could be prepping a deal in excess of $1 billion to acquire the company, whose revenues weigh in at around $100 - $150 million.

Social games firm Zynga had also been rumoured to be putting an offer forward for the acquisition of PopCap, but given EA's deep pockets, it's more likely that the firm will be looking to purchase PopCap Games to strengthen its position in the lucrative casual and app games market.

Were EA to pick up PopCap it would add to its acquisition of Playfish in 2009 and would bolster its EA Play portfolio, with PopCap preparing to release the latest instalment in the Bejeweled series later this year, with Bejeweled 3 in Q4 2011. If the rumours prove to be true, EA could end up publishing the game on PSN.

[Via Pocket-Lint]


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Comment #1 by Dipsy
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 09:42:46 AM
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1 billion sounds like a pretty good deal to me, just hope EA doesn't charge extra on these games to make up for it....

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Comment #2 by kekvitirae
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 10:08:05 AM
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"...with PopCap preparing to release the latest instalment in the Bejeweled series later this year, with Bejeweled 3 in Q4 2011."

Err... I think you will need to refine that sentence. Bejeweled 3 was already released last year. It's the PSN/360/DS version that will come out later this year.

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Comment #3 by Roosterhooster
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 10:44:19 AM
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@#2 and you need to understand that this a console site and i think people know its thr consoles release

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Comment #4 by xX_shoemaker_Xx
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 01:01:53 PM
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please Lord no, EA has ruined enough in the gaming world...

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Comment #5 by flamingice
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 02:50:01 PM
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If this would give me Insaniquarium for Playstation, U'm all for it.

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Comment #6 by Golem25
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 03:40:31 PM
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Geez, these sure are hardcore video games. Typical of EA. This is one of the many reasons that I only buy EA games when they are used.

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Comment #7 by DrakeHellsing
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 09:48:25 PM
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They touch Plants vs Zombies in any way and I will be a very displeased gamer >.

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US April 24, 2012
Europe April 25, 2012

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